TURTLE LANE MAPLE FARM & LUNCH AT THE LOFT

RESCHEDULED EVENT. First tour is at 9 but doesn't jive well with time for lunch!

Let's meet at 9:45 for the 10 a.m. tour.

TOUR IS FREE :) YOU CAN PURCHASE PRODUCTS AT END OF TOUR.

IF YOU WANT TO BRING A GUEST PLEASE EMAIL ME, WE LIKE TO OFFER SPOTS TO MEMBERS FIRST AND THEN IF THERE IS ROOM WELCOME GUEST:)

PLEASE ONLY RSVP IF YOU CAN MAKE IT, IF YOUR NOT SURE PLEASE HOLD OFF ON RSVP'ING UNTIL YOU KNOW YOU CAN:)

LET'S VISIT A LOCAL MAPLE SUGAR HOUSE:  TURTLE LANE MAPLE FARM,  25 TURTLE LANE, NORTH ANDOVER, MA 01880

Local maple syrup and honey is best for those of you with allergies!

Let's hit CHINA BLOSSOM for lunch afterwards, no rsvp's needed so it makes it easier.  If you can make it after the sugar shack, if not that is fine:)

When arriving park as close to snow banks as possible, leaving road wide enough for cars.  The shack is behind the hourse, follow path back.....IT MAY BE MUDDY SO WEAR APPROPRIATE SHOES/BOOTS.

 

We’re a family of 6 who have discovered this as a great new way to enjoy and explore the wonders of nature. Kathy’s from suburban Chicago, so this is all new and fascinating for her. Paul is from New Hampshire, and his love for maple sugaring began many years ago when this was an experiment that he did in his mom’s kitchen…with nearly fatal results! We don’t recommend doing this indoors due to the impact it will have not only on the kitchen, it’s appliances and wallpaper, but on other parts of the house as well…talk to Paul’s mom for more details on that!

We have four kids: Siobhan, Meaghan & Kara Murphy and Kaleigh Boulanger. They started us in this hobby several years ago when Paul hosted a trip to New Hampshire for Maple weekend. We visited several sugar houses, and the girls begged us to try this at home. So, we tapped the red maples we had on our property, and boiled sap on the barbecue grill in our back yard. This has grown over the years to a more formal “back-yard” operation, complete with a professional evaporator and a sugar house.

We invest our time, money and passion to teach our children and now the North Andover community, more about agriculture and some of the wonders of nature. Although 250 years ago life revolved around farming, today people rarely think beyond the grocery store. This hobby gives us the opportunity to get in touch with where our food comes from and gaining a greater appreciation for the wonders of nature. You will see us about town as we tap trees and collect sap on a daily basis.

We would love to share this hobby with you or a group you belong to. Contact us at the link below or at[masked] if you are interested in arranging a tour. We’re located at 25 Turtle Lane in North Andover – second house on the right. When we boil we put a sign out at the intersection of Salem Street and Turtle Lane. We welcome visitors, so feel free to stop by if you’d like to see our operation. When you arrive, just park in the street and walk around the house to the back yard where you’ll see the sugar house. C’mon in and check it out!

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  • Lisa B

    So sad I had to miss this!

    March 25, 2013

  • Deedee

    Super fun! Thanks Sue...you really have this hosting gig down pat. From planning and welcoming...to tallying up the bill, you are a pro! I feel a tad bit guilty just enjoying myself while you do all of the tasks required.
    Maybe they should do regional, yearly meet-up awards- you'd be a shoe-in for bestest organizer! :o)

    1 · March 24, 2013

    • Vicki

      Yes, I agree! I'd vote for her :-)

      1 · March 25, 2013

    • Sue

      Y hat goes off to all the organizer that make this group possible and such a success:) but Ty ladies:)

      March 25, 2013

  • Sue

    Lots of fun educational yet entertaining. Lol. Delicious maple syrup can't wait to have some in the morning :) great ladies and conversation. Thank for coming ladies

    March 23, 2013

  • Jean w.

    I enjoyed it very much. A wonderful group of women and a very informative outing.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Anne

    Thank you Sue. This was fun.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Didn't do lunch but the specials Farmer Paul talked about sounded divine. The sugar shack was great.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Sue

    Remember ladies it's probably muddy. I suggest wearing a hiking or some sort of boot and bringing a change of shoes for afterwards

    March 23, 2013

  • Ginny

    Sue, I'd love to carpool with you. I googled REI and found a store in Reading off exit 40. Is that the one? I think you have my cell phone number.

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Sue

    I can meet anyone that wants to carpool at REI at 9a.m. please leave message here:) otherwise I will go direct

    March 22, 2013

  • Jacquelyn

    oops sorry, a conflict came up.......have fun

    March 22, 2013

  • Donna

    Something came up last minute. Hope we do this event again.
    I'm sure everyone will enjoy the day.

    March 22, 2013

  • Michelle L

    May have Friday night Cancel is cannot finish work Fri for Sat

    March 22, 2013

  • linda k.

    Attending admitted college receptions thus w/e. wishing all a fun time (and I'm gonna miss that Chinese food!:)

    March 20, 2013

  • BarbaraFl

    Really hoping this will be a time during the spring when there wasn't just more snow.

    March 18, 2013

  • Ginny

    Would anyone want to carpool from the Burlington area?

    March 17, 2013

  • linda k.

    Any car pools?

    March 13, 2013

  • Deedee

    Not a guest...holding for Karen who is in bed and can't rsvp now :o)

    March 12, 2013

  • BarbaraFl

    hoping the snow will be gone

    March 12, 2013

  • Jan L

    FYI: Email says tour is on Tues Mar 26. Website says Sat. Mar 23. Please clarify.

    March 12, 2013

    • Sue

      GLITCH...EMAIL WRONG.....SAT 3/23 IS CORRECT:)

      March 12, 2013

  • Lisa B

    Oh man! I still can't go because I have 2 other events on that same day!

    March 12, 2013

  • Lisa B

    I wanted to go last time when it was on Saturday. I work during the week. :(

    March 12, 2013

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